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Time to make a deposit

Advantages: Funny in places and poignant
Disadvantages: Not his best work

I have read books that have long drawn out chapters, I have read books that have short punchy three page chapters, I have read books written as diaries and even a book written entirely as e-mails but this was the first book that I have read that had no ch ...

atticusuk 07.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Inconceivable - Ben Elton

Really good

Advantages: A really enjoyable read
Disadvantages: Bumping into things because you can't put it down

Inconvievable is the book that the film Maybe Baby was based around. I read the book before I seen the film, and I’m glad I did it that way round – the book inspired me to go watch the film, but I doubt the inverse would be true. The film does ...

hugon 24.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Inconceivable - Ben Elton

SEX, DRUGS and IVF

Advantages: very funny, easy reading, good story, well observed
Disadvantages: not a great classic

I really wanted to hate this book. Nik (my fiancé) had borrowed it from the library and had read me out so many apt and hilarious quotes, that I thought I knew most of the book already! Not only does that annoy me, but I also usually find our favourite au ...

KarenUK 08.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Inconceivable - Ben Elton

A more than virile read

Advantages: An addictive and absorbing book.
Disadvantages: The ending is a little weak.

Inconcievable, Elton's sixth novel, follows the story of Sam and Lucy, a couple in London who are frustrated with their lack of success at concieving their first child. The book is told with each of the lead characters addressing an imaginairy friend, som ...

everyplatewebreak 21.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Inconceivable - Ben Elton

Ben Eltons fertility questions

Advantages: fascinating, easy to read,
Disadvantages: far too absorbing

As I am currently not working I have plenty of time on my hands and am so far using a fairly large chunk of it reading and re-reading some of the heaps of books that litter my bedroom (I was meant to be tidying up, but you know how rude it is to pick up a ...

scuba_angel 30.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Inconceivable - Ben Elton